[Advaita-l] concluding sloka of siddhAnta bindu
v.subrahmanian at gmail.com
Wed May 1 13:23:17 CDT 2013
On Tue, Apr 30, 2013 at 5:42 PM, Venkata sriram P
<venkatasriramp at yahoo.in>wrote:
> In the concluding verse of “siddhAnta bindu”, Sri Madhusudana Saraswati
> says that:
> na staumi taM vyAsaM ashESamarthaM
> samyak na sUtrairapi yO babandha
There is a different reading of this part in my book:
samyak na sUtrairapi = samagrasUtrairapi. Thus, the meaning is: Even
through/by the entire set of sutras Veda vyAsa composed/collected the
purport (of the Vedanta) without remainder.
> vina(a)pitaiH saMgrathitAkhilArthaM
> taM shankaraM naumi surEshwaraM cha
> But, so be it ! Acharya Sankara has blessed us with His
> prasthAna-traya bhASya and Sureshwara blessed us with beautiful vArtikA.
> So, I would extol Acharya Sankara and Sureshwara for bestowing us the
> essence of
> vEdAnta in the form of advaita and vArtika and not vEda vyAsa.
> Is it a nindA stuti directed towards vEda vyAsa that the brahmasUtrAs,
> point towards advaita siddhAnta ?
> In what way we should under the above sloka?
The 'siddhAntabinduTIkA' of Sri GauDabrahmAnanda saraswati says this on the
sUtrairapivyAsaH sarvArthAn na babandha na sangRhItavAn,
shankarAcyaacaaryaastu sUtrANyanashrityApi sarvArthAn sangrahItavantaH
Translation: Even by / through the sutras vyAsaH did not give the
complete aspects of the Vedanta. On the other hand, Acharyas like Shankara
even without resorting to the sutras collected all the aspects of the
Vedanta. This is because the works of Shankara and Sureshwara give
expression also to the aspects not stated by/in the sutras.
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